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- Let’s meet with Le Petit Prince! Million Campaign 2 -  Your names and messages are welcome from April 10, 2013! With the “Hayabusa2”Let’s go to asteroid 1999 JU3, and return to Earth. The Hayabusa2, which is scheduled to be launched in 2014, will carry your name and heartfelt message as it travels to space for about six years. Why don’t you join our challenging project to space?

➢	For an overview of the Hayabusa2 mission, please click here.

Campaign period

From: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on April 13 (Wed.), 2013 (Japan Standard Time)
Till: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Aug 9 (Fri.), 2013 (JST)

In case you send your application through conventional mail, it must be delivered to JAXA within Aug 9 (Fri.), 2013 (JST.)

Special Thanks

The Planetary Society in USA is cooperating with our campaign and has opened web application form in English. We greatly appreciate their kind support.

How to apply:

You can select the following application method(s)I or/and II. (One person can participate in this campaign only once.)

I. Your name will be delivered to the asteroid.

The target marker with names attached (from the first Hayabusa)

The Hayabusa2 will be equipped with a target marker to touch the asteroid. The target marker will be dispatched to the asteroid, and then landed on its surface to stay there. We will record you name on this marker to deliver it to the asteroid.

I. Names to be recorded on the target marker
Limit of letters:

For names, one name shall consist of 10 Japanese characters or less, or 20 alphabetic letters or less including spaces between words.

How to apply:
  1. For individuals, families, and groups (Up to five names can be input for one application.)
    > Please input data from the Web application here.
  2. For organizations (schools, offices, regional communities)
    > Please download the List format from here. (Refer to the column of the right side.)

*More details including application forms and the JAXA address for conventional mail will be published on the JAXA website from 12:00 p.m. (noon) on April 10 (Wed., JST.)

II. Time travel with Hayabusa2

The re-entry capsule (from the first Hayabusa)

The Hayabusa2 re-entry capsule plays a final important role of bringing back samples of sand from the asteroid to the Earth.
The capsule will be detached from the main Hayabusa2 probe body, then protect the sample sand from high temperatures at the time of re-entry into the atmosphere, and land on Earth.
Your names, messages, collections of messages, or illustrations will be recorded in the memory chips that will be loaded onto the re-entry capsule, and the capsule with your names and messages will come back to Earth in 2020 (by our current schedule.)

II. Your names, messages, collections of messages or illustrations on re-entry capsule
Limit of letters:

(A) Names
For names, one name shall consist of 10 Japanese characters or less, or 20 alphabetic letters or less including spaces between words.
(If you wish to send both your name and message, please refer to (B) below.)

How to apply:
  1. For individuals, families, and groups (Up to five names can be input for one application.)
    > Please input data from the Web application here.
  2. For organizations (schools, offices, regional communities)
    > Please download the List format from here. (Refer to the column of the right side.)
Limit of letters:

(B) Names and Messages
- For names, one name shall consist of 10 Japanese characters or less, or 20 alphabetic letters or less including spaces between words.
- One message shall consist of 30 Japanese characters or less, or 60 alphabetic letters or less including spaces between words.

How to apply:
  1. For individuals, families, and groups (Up to five names can be input for one application.)
    > Please input data from the Web application here.
  2. For organizations (schools, offices, regional communities)
    > Please download the List format from here. (Refer to the column of the right side.)
Limit of letters:

(C) Collections of messages/Illustrations
Nothing larger than 8 1/2" x 11" size paper

How to apply:

> Please Refer to the column of the right side of here.

<The following are themes for messages, collections of messages and illustrations.>

  1. 1) Thoughts and dreams for the future
  2. 2) Hopes and expectations for recovery from natural disasters
  3. 3) Other free themes

*More details including application forms and the JAXA address for conventional mail will be published on the JAXA website from 12:00 p.m. (noon) on April 10 (Wed, JST.)

Please be aware of the following points.

<Concerning messages, collections of messages, and illustrations>
- All messages, collections of messages, and illustrations may be published or used on the JAXA website, in printed matter, and other JAXA PR activities. Therefore, please do not write any personal information (other than names, such as address, telephone nos. mail address) and/or some expressions that infringe on people’s rights such as the right of portraits, copyright, and/or the right of privacy.
- If, in case, an infringement by a third party is found, JAXA will not be responsible for the issue.
- If we find any expressions that do not fit the purpose of this campaign, such as a message that is against public order and standards of decency and/or sales talks or advertisements, that message, collection of messages, or illustration will not be recorded onto the Hayabusa2.
<Memory chips loaded onto the re-entry capsule>
- Please be aware that the memory chips will be exposed to the space environment including space radiation for a long time, thus the recorded data may deteriorate.
<For personal information>
- All the personal information (addresses, mail addresses etc.) will be used solely for this campaign to contact you, if necessary. The personal information will be treated and controlled based on the JAXA website policy.

To those who have donated to Hayabusa2 project:

We would like to express our profound appreciation to all of you who made donations to the Hayabusa2 mission and your heartfelt thoughts.
> Thank-you message from Hayabusa2 project manager (Japanese)

Names of all donors will be recorded and loaded onto both the target marker and the re-entry capsule.
Those who make donations until the end of this campaign (Aug 9, 2013, Japan Standard Time) will be eligible for having your names on the marker and capsule.
If some of you, donors, do not wish to have you name loaded, please let us know at the following contact address.

Contact address:

Public Affairs Office: General inquiry and support desk
TEL: 03-5289-3650 (within Japan, or +81-3-3-6266-6400 from overseas)
FAX: 03-3258-5051 (within Japan, or +81-3-6266-6910 from overseas)
Email: proffice@jaxa.jp

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